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InnaGaddaDaVida

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Green Day
« on: August 18, 2016, 03:57:28 PM »
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the group's career, the band has been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990 prior to the recording of the band's second studio album, Kerplunk (1992). Guitarist Jason White has performed with the band as a session and touring member since 1999.

Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band's early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually shipped over 10 million copies in the U.S.  Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands Sublime,  Bad Religion, The Offspring, Blink-182, and Rancid, with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.

Green Day's three follow-up albums, Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997), and Warning (2000) did not achieve the massive success of Dookie, though they were still successful, with Insomniac and Nimrod reaching double platinum and Warning achieving platinum status.  The band's rock opera, American Idiot (2004), reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation, selling six million copies in the U.S.  The band's eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, was released in 2009 and achieved the band's best chart performance to date.  21st Century Breakdown was followed up by a trilogy of albums called ˇUno!, ˇDos!, and ˇTré!, which were released in September, November and December 2012 respectively. The band's twelfth studio album, Revolution Radio will be released on October 7, 2016.

Green Day has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.  The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. The musical was nominated for three Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design and Best Lighting Design, losing only the first. Also in 2010, Green Day was ranked no. 91 in the VH1 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".  On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class, in the band's first year of eligibility.

Origin   East Bay, California, U.S.
Genres   
Punk rock pop punk alternative rock
Years active   1986–present

Members   
Billie Joe Armstrong
Mike Dirnt
Tré Cool

Past members   Raj Punjabi
Sean Hughes
John Kiffmeyer
Aaron Cometbus
Dave Henwood
Jason White (currently a touring member)

Here are some of their Best:

Basket Case        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BEN4bn_iTk

When I Come Around     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RLQuIYg_Jk

Time Of Your Life     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvdXi7xonkU

American Idiot     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4PxvzlBYf0

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soa3gO7tL-c&list=PLo6aG-353Cqkrei8GU5adW9ZDbW_5Nl1X

21 Guns      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r00ikilDxW4&list=PLo6aG-353Cqkrei8GU5adW9ZDbW_5Nl1X&index=3

Holiday    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1OqtIqzScI&list=PLo6aG-353Cqkrei8GU5adW9ZDbW_5Nl1X&index=8

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Re: Green Day
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 08:54:04 PM »
I know these guys were bigtime, but I didn't know they had that good of sales numbers and accolades. Good band for their style. I like most of those songs. Nice punk and rock mix with a damn good sense of humor in some of their lyrics.

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Re: Green Day
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 12:26:23 AM »
I like these guys, I like several of their songs, pretty good band. Wouldn't mind seeing them live. Maybe next time around after the new album drops in November.
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Re: Green Day
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 10:16:17 AM »
Here is another one of their best
Longview;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42BBdzzgPNM

And a preview from the new album Revolution Radio out this fall
Bang, Bang; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDz2bQRIJ3Y

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Re: Green Day
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 11:15:04 AM »

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Re: Green Day
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 07:13:14 PM »
Revolution Radio is pretty decent, stayin true to their sound.

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Re: Green Day
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 04:02:51 PM »
The Pogues and Joe Strummer - London Calling  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL9hDmoxkiA&list=RDIL9hDmoxkiA#t=134

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Re: Green Day
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2016, 08:53:44 PM »
That's not Green Day, What are you seeing if I'm paying attention? LOL  ;)

If your point was they were heavily influenced by those guys YES they were for sure. Was never much into the Punk scene, but I did like the Clash.  8)
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Re: Green Day
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2019, 11:52:19 AM »
My Point was if you watch Joe and watch Billie Joe alot of similarities so yes
I believe there was an influence.

Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4ZKlT1EvCA&list=PLo6aG-353CqkRjqZw5PaZFSDH1z3tDLCW&index=24

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Re: Green Day
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2020, 09:16:33 AM »
Green Day's new album Father of All Motherfuckers just came out today. It's good, though the sound is quite different from previous Green Day albums. Here's the first single that came out a few months ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXv00PJ9IQM
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Re: Green Day
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2020, 10:45:12 PM »
I like the song but agree the production sounds different than usual.